Right To Choose
by lisamajor on September 13, 2015 - 5:42pm
You are lying in the hospital bed, weak, in pain, knowing that there is nothing left for you than to just wait. Wait for death to come to you. Would you want the option to end your suffering there?
In Quebec, hospitals are setting up to give doctors “euthanasia kits”. Patients are going to be allowed to be helped into dying. This may sound dark, but I completely agree with the decision the Quebec government made to allow this. A few days ago in Britain, a bill was denied allowing the same rights to patients. What I fail to see is why. Why let someone who knows that their death is inevitable just wait for it to come? People need to see that in some cases, death seems like the better option.
What people fail to see is the patient needs to be in a state where in the end there is no other option but death, for euthanasia to even be considered. There are already many cases where the patients commits suicide, the family members aid in the suicide, or doctors even illegally help the patients get out of their misery. If people are already doing it, why not make it legal? I’ve heard too many times at funerals where people say, “I’m just glad they’re no longer suffering.”
I say, make it legal. Let people have the choice to live until their natural death or to die on their own terms.